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You Won't Want to "Skip" This One!

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You Won't Want to "Skip" This One!

Cheer on Team Canada as they defend their title at the North Bay Memorial Gardens

The Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2018 comes to North Bay March 17 - 25!

Defending Canadian Women’s Curling Champions will be bringing it home to Canada to defend their crown and title against the world this March!

Cozied-up on the shores of Lake Nipissing in Northeastern Ontario, this year's championship will be held in picturesque North Bay at Memorial Gardens (100 Chippewa Street West). With diverse restaurants to choose from, a wide range of accommodation options, beautiful winter vistas, and a full entertainment schedule for the week, visitors will surely come for the curling and stay for the atmosphere! 

The Event

Skipped by Jennifer Jones, the Winnipeg-based Team Canada will be facing off against 12 other teams for the title. Coming from China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, the field is as diverse as it is talented.

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Round robin draws begin Saturday, March 17 and proceed through right through until Friday, March 23. After each draw, the party will shift over to the World Famous Patch, located just a short shuttle ride away at the nearby North Bay Granite Club. It will be open to everyone for the duration of the championship. Along with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the athletes, the Patch will offer live music, dancing, drinks, and food, as well as interactive activities for the entire family.

The championship really heats up Saturday March 24 for playoff action, with qualification matches scheduled all day. Whether you're on-site or tuning in, the event culiminates Sunday, March 25th!

  • Bronze Medal Match - Sunday March 25, 10 AM EST
  • Gold Medal Match - Sunday March 25, 2 PM EST


Photo provided by Ford World Women's Curling Championship

Ready to cheer on Team Canada? There are numerous ticket options available for curling fans, from single-draw tickets to entire event packages! 

Don't miss a moment of the action with the Full Event Package, or pick up tickets to Canada's round robin games for as low as $19.50. See full pricing and package options here.

Tickets will be available at the Memorial Gardens Box Office, Curling Canada, or by calling (705) 495-8603. All tickets are subject to standard facility and ticket service fees. 

Getting to North Bay

Drive: Located directly at the intersections of TransCanada Highway 17 and Highway 11, North Bay is a quick 3.5 hour drive from Toronto or Ottawa.

Fly: Skip the drive and fly directly into Jack Garland for the day, a 45 minute flight from either Toronto or Ottawa. Find flights with either Porter, WestJet, or Air Canada.

Where to Stay

Finding a place to stay in North Bay is a breeze using either the Women's Curling Championship website, or Northeastern Ontario's handy hotel-finder tool - just use the filters to search by accommodation type! 


The Ford World Women's Curling Championship falls on a great week of things to see and do in the North Bay Area! 


To learn more, visit Tourism North Bay

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